# Re: [Zim-wiki] Open Notebook on Network Computer in Windows?

Using forward slashes does not work. The error message is the same (shows
forward slashes either way) whether I use forward or backslashes:

Could not find notebook:
> file://////Panda/Desktop/ZimDesktopWikiPortable/Data/Notebooks/Notes
>
> Could not find the file or folder for this notebook
>

I can use forward slashes or backslashes, either one, in the dialog box to
navigate to or create locations on the computer that Zim resides on.

> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Miguel <garz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm running Zim Portable on Windows and wondering if it's possible to
>> open a Notebook on a local area network computer? I've tried to do so but
>> inputing the network computer's address in the Folder dialog textbox gives
>> me an error (for example, something like "\\Computer2\Path\to\Notebook"
>> does not resolve).
>>
>
> Not sure - never tested it - so may not be supported by all file system
> functions that we use. Might wrok, might be a small patch to make it work,
> or may be a big issue due to some library lacking support.
>
> You could try using forward slashes, "//Computer/path/to/noteobok", if
> that doesn't work either please post the detailed error message in a bug
> report.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jaap
>
>

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